PAWS spends how much per animal?

PAWS, our local animal charity, has come out with the surprising figure that it costs them a massive 415€ to rehome a single dog. I’m sorry, what are we talking about here? Pedigree chihuahuas? Prize winning greyhounds? No, we’re talking about campo dogs. So, PAWS blew 145,000€ – their figure, not mine! – to rehome a lousy 301 dogs and some 50 cats in 2011. Sit back, let that sink in. 301 dogs = 145,000€. Continue reading PAWS spends how much per animal?

PAWS closes cattery

PAWS has announced that it is closing its cattery, due to lack of resources and volunteers. They will continue to look after the animals in there, but they will refuse to accept any further admissions. The popular animal charity will now, it seems, be concentrating exclusively on adult dogs, as they also refuse to accept puppies. This, I assume, is because they don’t want to have to look after them for six months while they Continue reading PAWS closes cattery

Save PAWS campaign launched

IN a  good idea, Don from Super Savers has launched – according to Spectrum FM- a “save PAWS” campaign, in which people can sign up to donate x amount of euros a month to PAWS over the next 6 months. 50€ a month is suggested. Remember, as PAWS is a registered charity, so if you’re a person the money is tax deductible (not, of course, if you are a company). Pop into Supersavers for more Continue reading Save PAWS campaign launched

PAWS “will close by the end of the month” warns President

I have been asked not to mention any of this before, but seeing as to how Karen P is now making a desperate appeal for cash on Spectrum, warning that PAWS has run out of cash, it seems fair to spread the warning that our favourite local animal charity is just a couple of weeks away from bankruptcy. It seems that PAWS Holland, which has now closed, was supporting the main charity to the tune Continue reading PAWS “will close by the end of the month” warns President

Gig in the parque

On the third of the July a benefit concert is taking place at the parque de las palmeras in Vera. It’s to be called gig in the parque. Local performers and artists will be onstage playing in aid of local charities such as Asprodalba, Macs, Paws, Amazonia and more. A whole host of expat and Spanish performers will be there, I am told. Last details are still being organised, but more information is coming soon.

PAWS seems to be having delusions of grandeur…

…going by the plans for this years fashion show. The PAWS annual fashion show has always been a great success, a pleasant afternoon with a slap up meal or bbq, music and live entertainment and a few stands, as well as the wonderful display of clothes donated by local ladies and modelled by local volunteers. Fond memories. This year, it’s being held in the somewhat draughty “Centro de Artesania” in Mojácar, and ticket prices have Continue reading PAWS seems to be having delusions of grandeur…